Major Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico
A 7.6 magnitude earthquake shook central southern Mexico on Tuesday.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter at 15 miles east of Ometepec, in Guerrero state, which is about 120 miles east of Acapulco.
According to Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard's Twitter feed, the water system and other "strategic services" were not experiencing problems.
It is not yet clear whether the quake caused any damage, but msnbc.com reports that the vibrations sent frightened residents and workers fleeing into the streets.
"I have problems with pressure, I felt I was going to faint," said Rosa Maria Lopez Velazquez, 62.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the inland earthquake would not generate a destructive widespread tsunami, but warned that some local tsunami effects could occur.
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